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YELLOW FEVER DISEASE
● Yellow fever is an acute infectious disease that presents a major public health threat in endemic countries.
● Infectious Agent: virus of the Genus Flavivirus and family Flaviviridae.
● Mode of Transmission: through the bite of infective Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
● Incubation Period: 3 – 6 days after the bite of an infected mosquito.
● Malaysia is vulnerable and receptive to Yellow fever transmission.
● Malaysia is taking strong precautionary measures against the introduction of Yellow fever as Malaysia is vulnerable and receptive to Yellow fever transmission.
YELLOW FEVER ENDEMIC COUNTRIES
|SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA
Trinidad & Tobago
Sao Tome & Principe
Central Africa Republic
Democratic Republic Of Congo (Zaire)
United Republic of Tanzania
(Note: The list of endemic countries will be updated by Ministry Of Health Malaysia based on World Health Organization (WHO) list)
YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
● A Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all visitors or delegates (Malaysians and Foreigners) coming from or going to/through Yellow fever endemic countries (As stated in International Health Regulations 2005 and Prevention And Control Of Infectious Disease Act. 1988).
● Travelers or delegates are required to bring along their Yellow fever vaccination certificate. Without a valid Yellow fever vaccination certificate they shall be quarantined upon arrival in Malaysia for a period not exceeding 6 days.
● The period of validity of an international certificate of vaccination against Yellow fever is 10 years, beginning 10 days after the date of vaccination (eg. Date of vaccination is on the 1/ 1/ 2008, the certificate will be valid on 12/1/ 08).
● If a person is revaccinated before the end of this period, the validity is extended for a further 10 years from the date of vaccination.
● If the revaccination is recorded on a new certificate, travelers or delegates are advised to retain the old certificate for 10 days until the new certificate becomes valid.
REMINDER TO MALAYSIAN WHO WANTS TO GO TO THE ENDEMIC COUNTRIES
● Malaysians are advised to take the vaccination at least 10 days before the date of departure to endemic countries for protection against infection.
● To carry the international certificate of vaccination during travel for health check.
● To get the vaccination against Yellow fever disease at the Approved Yellow fever vaccinating Centres In Malaysia as listed below.
● To report to Entry Point Health Office on arrival in Malaysia for health check.
APPROVED YELLOW FEVER VACCINATING CENTRES IN MALAYSIA
Virus Research Division
1st Floor, Institute Of Medical Research,
Jalan Pahang, 50588 Kuala Lumpur.
No 75-4A Jalan Mamanda 1,
Ampang Point, 68000, Ampang.
|Mont Kiara Medical City,
KLCC, Lot 401, F & G, Level 4,
Suria KLCC, KL City Centre,
50088, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-3822000, 03-2823500.
26100, Kuantan Pahang.
Lot F-23, First Floor City Point,
Kompleks Daya Bumi,
Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin,
50050, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-26989740, 03-26980740
|Klinik Kesihatan Putrajaya
|Pusat Perubatan KEMENTAH
Jalan Padang Tembak,
50634, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-20713976, 03-20713049
|Pulau Pinang Port Health Office
1st Floor, Tuanku Syed Putra
Building, Jalan Downing
10300 Pulau Pinang.
Tel: 04-2611264, 04-2644918
|Johor Baru Health Office
Jalan Abu Samad,
80100 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Tel: 07-2224711, 07-2224818
|Kinta Health Office
31000, Batu Gajah, Perak.
|Port Health Office
Divisional Health Department,
Kucing Division, KM 6, Jln. Bako,
93050, Kucing Sarawak.
Divisional Health Department,
Sibu Division, 5th Floor,
Wisma Persekutuan, Block 3,
96000, Sibu, Sarawak.
|Columbia Asia Medical Centre
Jalan Bulan Sabit, CDT 155,
98009, Miri, Sarawak.
|Pejabat Kesihatan Kota Kinabalu
Tingkat 2, Block C, Lot 21-24
Off Jalan Lintas Luyang,
88300, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Tel: 088-726324, 088-726309
For further details, please contact:
KLIA Health Office
Tel : 603-87768399 (Office hours),
603-87763660 (Health Quarantine Centre - 24 hours),
603-87752825 (KLIA Health Office LCCT - 24 hours)
Fax : 603-87872054 (Office), 603-87763658 (Health Quarantine Centre)
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